Aaron Bradshaw, P.E.

Aaron Bradshaw

  • Associate Professor & Undergraduate Director
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Office: 207A Bliss Hall
  • Phone: 401.874.2680
  • Email: abrads@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: 203 Bliss Hall
    1 Lippitt Road
    Kingston, RI 02881

research

Dr. Bradshaw’s research is in geotechnical engineering with focus on:

  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Marine Geotechnics
  • Soil Liquefaction

education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering 2006, University of Rhode Island
  • M.S. Ocean Engineering 1999, University of Rhode Island
  • B.S. Civil Engineering 1996, Tufts University

publications

  1. Nanda, S., Sivakumar, V., Hoyer, P., Bradshaw, A., Gavin, K., Gerkus, H., Jalilvand, S., Gilbert, R., Doherty, P., and Fanning, J. (2017). “Effects of Strain Rates on the Undrained Shear Strength of Kaolin,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 40(6).
  2. Pour-Ghaz, M., Wilson, J., Spragg, R., Nadukuru, S., Kim, J., O’Connor, S.M., Byrne, E.M., Sigurdardottir, D.H., Yao, Y., Michalowski, R.L., Lynch, J.P., Green, R.A., Bradshaw, A.S., Glisic, B., and Weiss, J. (2017). “Performance and Damage Evolution of Plain and Fibre-Reinforced Segmental Concrete Pipelines Subjected to Transverse Permanent Ground Displacement.” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2017.1349809
  3. Nanda, S., Arthur, I., Sivikumar, V., Donohue, S., Bradshaw, A.S., Keltai, R., Gavin, K., Mackinnon, P., Rankin, B., and Glynn, D. (2017). “Monopiles Subjected to Uni- and Multi-lateral Cyclic Loading.” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineering, (published online 1/29/2017).
  4. Schneider, J.A., Giampa, J.R., Bradshaw, A.S., and Newgard, J.T. (2016). “Calibrating CPT Relative Density and Strength Correlations for a Laboratory Fine Sand.” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization, Queensland, Australia, 449-454.
  5. Bradshaw, A.S., Giampa, J.R., Gerkus, H., Jalilvand, S., Fanning, J., Nanda, S., Gilbert, R., Gavin, K., and Sivakumar, V. (2016). “Scaling Considerations for 1-g Model Horizontal Plate Anchor Tests in Sand.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 39(6), 1006-1014.
  6. Giampa, J., Bradshaw, A.S., and Schneider, J. (2016). “Influence of Dilation Angle on Drained Shallow Circular Anchor Uplift Capacity.” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 17(2).
  7. Bradshaw, A.S., Reyes, B., DeVillers C., and Sauco P. (2016) “A Novel Insitu Test for the Design of Drilled Foundations.” Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute. 10(1), 2-7.
  8. Bradshaw, A.S. (2016). “Pile Load Transfer from Static Load Test Inversion.” Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute. 10(1), 34-40. (DFI Young Professor Paper Competition 2015 Winner)
  9. Reyes, B., Bradshaw, A.S., Potty, G., and Norton, C. (2016). “Surface Wave Inversion as a Screening Tool for Liquefaction Potential: A Case Study at the Gainer Dam.” ASDSO Journal. 14(1), 23-31.
  10. Gerkus, H. S., Giampa J.R., Senanayake, A.I., Lai Y., Huang, Y., Flores, J.E.I., Breithaupt, B., Sivarajah, S., Bradshaw, A.S., and Gilbert, R.B (2016). “Preliminary Development of a New Concept to Improve Sustainability of Offshore Foundations.” Geo-Chicago 2016 Conference, 459-469.
  11. Bradshaw, A.S., Costa, J. and Giampa, J. (2015). “Resilient Moduli of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Aggregate Subbase Blends.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 28(5), 1-6.
  12. Bradshaw, A.S., Giampa, J., Dietrich, F., Gilbert, R., and Gerkus, H. (2015). “Pullout Capacity of Plate Anchors in Sand for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines.” ISFOG 2015 Conference, Oslo, Norway, June 10-12.
  13. Oyandel-Craver, V., Narkeiwicz, S., Genovesi, R., Bradshaw, A., and Cardace, D. (2014). “Effect of Local Materials on the Silver Sorption and Strength of Ceramic Water Filters.” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2(2), 841-848.
  14. Hashash, Y.M.A., Nikolaou, S., Sukumaran, B., Sacks, A., Burlingame, M., Baxter, C., Bradshaw, A., Wooten, L., Lacy, H., Moss, C., Daraio, J., and O’Rourke, T.D. (2014). “Selected Effects of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy along the US East Coast A Geotechnical Perspective.” Geo-Congress 2014 Keynote Lectures, GSP 235, 28-52.
  15. Costa, J. M., Bradshaw, A.S., and Snyder, R.L. (2014). “Resilient Moduli of a Naturally Aged RAP and Aggregate Blend.” Proceedings of the ASCE 2014 Geo-Congress, GSP 234, 3026-3034.
  16. Bradshaw, A.S., Davis, S., and Sauco, P. (2014). “LRFD Resistance Factors for Driven Piles in Providence, Rhode Island.” Proceedings of the ASCE 2014 Geo-Congress, GSP 234, 3283-3292.
  17. Ebin, D., Edgers, L., and Bradshaw, A.S. (2013). “A Simplified Approach to Modeling Long-Term Monopile Serviceability with Finite Element Analysis.” Proceedings of the Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 23969, Houston, Texas.
  18. Bradshaw, A.S., Morales-Velez, A.C. and Baxter, C.D.P. (2012). “Evaluation of Existing CPT Correlations in Silt.” Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA, 43(4), 1-10.
  19. Kim, J., Nadukuru, S.S., Pour-Ghaz, M., Lynch, J.P., Michalowski, R.L., Bradshaw, A.S., Green, R.A., and Weiss, W.J. (2012). “Assessment of the Behavior of Buried Concrete Pipelines Subjected to Ground Rupture: Experimental Study.” Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, ASCE, 3(1), 8-16.
  20. Bradshaw, A.S., Haffke, S., and Baxter, C.D.P. (2012). “Load Transfer Curves from a Large-Diameter Pipe Pile in Silty Soil.” In Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) honoring Bengt H. Fellenius entitled The Role of Full-Scale Testing in Foundation Analysis and Design (Eds. M.H. Hussein, R.D. Holtz, K.R. Massarsch, and G.E. Likins).
  21. Green, R.A., Cubrinovski, M., Wotherspoon, L. Allen, J., Bradley, B., Bradshaw, A., Bray, J. DePascale, G., Orense, R., O’Rourke, T., Pender, M., Rix, G., Wells, D., Wood, C., Henderson, D., Hogan, L., Kailey, P., Robinson, K., Taylor, M., and Winkley, A. (2012). “Geotechnical Effects of the Mw6.2 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake.” Proceedings of the ASCE 2012 Geo-Congress, 1700-1709.
  22. Taylor, O.-D. S, Baxter C.D.P., Bradshaw, A.S., and Morales, A.C. (2012). “New Density Normalization Approach for Evaluation of the Cyclic Resistance of Silts.” Proceedings of the ASCE 2012 Geo-Congress, 809-818.
  23. Bradshaw, A.S. (2012). “A Strain-Based Model to Screen for Residual Pore Pressures in Sediment Caps.” Proceedings of the ASCE 2012 Geo-Congress, 4069-4078.
  24. Bradshaw, A.S. (2012). “Framework for Scaling 1g Model Pile Tests for Offshore Wind Structures.” Proceedings of the ASCE 2012 Geo-Congress, 336-345.
  25. Cubrinovski, M., Bradley, B. ,Wotherspoon, L., Green, R., Bray, J., Wood, C., Pender, M., Allen, J., Bradshaw, A, Rix, G., Taylor, M., Robinson, K., Henderson, D., Giorgini, S., Ma, K., Winkley, A., Zupan, J., O’Rourke, T., DePascale, G., and Wells, D. (2011). “Geotechnical Aspects of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.” Bulletin of The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44(4), 205-226.
  26. Wotherspoon, L., Bradshaw, A.S., Green, R. A., Wood, C., Palermo, A., Cubrinovski, M., Bradley, B. (2011). “Performance of Bridges During the 2010 Darfield and 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes.” Seismological Research Letters, 82(6), 950-964.
  27. Green, R. A., Wood, C., Cox, B., Cubrinovski, M., Wotherspoon, L., Bradley, B., Algie, T., Allen, J., Bradshaw, A.S., and Rix, G. (2011). “Use of DCPT and SASW Tests to Evaluate Liquefaction Potential: Predictions vs. Observations During the Recent New Zealand Earthquakes.” Seismological Research Letters, 82(6), 927-938.
  28. Green, R. A., Allen, J., Wotherspoon, L., Cubrinovski, M., Bradley, B., Bradshaw, A.S., Cox, B., and Algie, T. (2011). “Performance of Levees (Stopbanks) During the 4 September 2010 Mw7.0 Darfield and 22 February 2011 Mw6.1 Christchurch, New Zealand, Earthquakes.” Seismological Research Letters, 82(6), 939-949.
  29. Pour-Ghaz, M., Nadukuru, S.S., O’Connor, S., Kim, J., Michalowski, R.L., Bradshaw, A.S., Green, R.A., Lynch, J.P., Poursaee, A. and Weiss, W.J. (2011). “Using Electrical, Magnetic and Acoustic Sensors to Detect Damage in Segmental Concrete Pipes Subjected to Permanent Ground Deformation.” Cement and Concrete Composites, 33, 749-762.
  30. Naukuru, S.S., Kim, J., O’Connor, S., Pour-Ghaz, M., Michalowski, R.L., Lynch, J.P., Green, R.A., Bradshaw, A.S., and Weiss, W.J. (2011). “Response of a Buried Concrete Pipeline to Ground Rupture: A Full-Scale Experiment and Simulation.” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Santiago, Chile.
  31. Green, R.A., Lynch, J.P., Michalowski, R.L., Bradshaw, A.S., Kim, J., O’Connor, S., Pour-Ghaz, M. Naukuru, S.S. and Weiss, W.J. (2011). “Damage Detection and Health Monitoring of Buried, Segmental Concrete Pipes.” Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers 2011 Conference, ASCE, Dallas, Texas, 1743-1752.
  32. Bradshaw, A.S., and Green, R.A. (2011). “Estimating CSRs for Evaluating Liquefaction that are Consistent with Building Code Design Spectra.” Proceedings of the GeoRisk 2011 Conference, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, 534-543.
  33. Bradshaw, A.S., Green, R.A., Lynch, J.P., Michalowski, R.L., Kim, J., O’Connor, S., Pour-Ghaz, M. Naukuru, S.S. and Weiss, W.J. (2011). “A Simple Soil-Structure Interaction Model for Indirect Damage Assessment of Segmented Concrete Pipelines During PGD.” Proceedings of the ASCE Pipelines 2011 Conference, Seattle, Washington, 766-776.
  34. Baxter, C.D.P., Bradshaw A.S., Ochoa-Lavergne, M., and Hankour, R. (2010). “DSS Test Results Using Wire-Reinforced Membranes and Stacked Rings.” Proceedings of the Geo-Florida 2010 Conference, ASCE, West Palm Beach, Florida.
  35. Kim, J., O’Connor, S., Nadukuru, S., Pour-Ghaz, M., Lynch, J.P., Michalowski, R.L., Green, R.A., Bradshaw, A. and Weiss, W.J. (2010). “Behavior of Full-Scale Concrete Segmented Pipelines under Permanent Ground Displacements.” Proceedings of SPIE Conference: Smart Structures/NDE 2010, San Diego, California.
  36. Kim, J., Lynch, J.P., Michalowski, R., Green, R.A., Pour-Ghaz, M., Weiss, W.J., and Bradshaw, A. (2009). “Experimental Study on the Behavior of Segmented Buried Concrete Pipelines Subjected to Ground Movements.” Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Symposium of SPIE Smart Structures/NDE, San Diego, California.
  37. Bradshaw, A.S., daSilva, G., McCue, M.T., Kim, J., Nadukuru, S.S., Lynch, J., Michalowski, R.L., Pour-Ghaz, M., Weiss, J., and Green, R.A. (2009). “Damage Detection and Health Monitoring of Buried Concrete Pipelines.” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Prediction and Simulation Methods for Geohazard Mitigation, Kyoto, Japan, 473-478.
  38. Bradshaw, A.S., Tappin, D.R., and Rugg, D. (2009). “The Kinematics of a Debris Avalanche on the Sumatra Margin” Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 4th International Symposium, Austin, Texas, 117-125.
  39. Baxter, C.D.P., Bradshaw, A.S., Green, R.A., and Wang, J.-H. (2008). “Correlation Between Cyclic Resistance and Shear Wave Velocity for Providence Silts.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 134(1), 37-46.
  40. Taylor, O-D.S., Bradshaw, A.S., Baxter, C.D.P., Grilli, S.T. (2008). “The Effects of Basal Resistance and Hydroplaning on the Initial Kinematics of Seismically Induced Tsunamigenic Landslides.” Proceedings of the GeoCongress 2008 Conference, ASCE, New Orleans, Louisiana, 522-529.
  41. Bradshaw, A.S., McClosky, G.N., and Miguel, F. (2008). “Development of a Civil Engineering Design Course Based on Reflective Action.” 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Zone 1 Conference, West Point, New York.
  42. Bradshaw, A.S., Green, R.A., and Baxter, C.D.P. (2007). “Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential at a Silt Site in Rhode Island.” Civil Engineering Practice: Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section, ASCE, 22(1), 5-18.
  43. Bradshaw, A.S. and Baxter, C.D.P. (2007). “Sample Preparation of Silts for Liquefaction Testing.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 30(4), 324-332.
  44. Bradshaw, A.S., Miller, H.J., and Baxter, C.D.P. (2007). “A Case Study of Construction-Related Ground Movements in Providence Silt.” Proceedings of the FMGM 2007 Conference, ASCE, Boston, Massachusetts.
  45. Bradshaw, A.S., Baxter, C.D.P., Grilli, S., and Taylor, O. (2007). “Role of Soil Behavior on the Initial Kinematics of Tsunamigenic Landslides.” Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 3rd Symposium, Santorini, Greece.
  46. Bradshaw, A.S., Baxter, C.D.P., and Green, R.A. (2007). “A Site-Specific Comparison of Simplified Procedures for Evaluating Cyclic Resistance of Non-Plastic Silt.” Proceedings of the Geo-Denver 2007 Conference, ASCE, Denver, Colorado.
  47. Bradshaw, A.S., Baxter, C.D.P., Tsiatas, G., Marinucci, A., Ressler, J., and Morgan, R. (2006). “A Simple Dynamic Model for Fender Pile Analysis and Design.” Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 132(5), 419-422.
  48. Herzog, J., and Bradshaw, A.S. (2005). “A Method for Comparing Bathymetric Survey Data to Determine Changes in Sediment Elevation.” Hydrographic Journal, 118, 3-9.
  49. Bradshaw, A.S., Baxter, C.D.P., and Osborn, P. (2005). “Lessons Learned from Pile Driving at the Central Artery Project.” Proceedings of the 2005 Geo-Frontiers Conference, ASCE, Austin, Texas.
  50. Bradshaw, A.S., Silva, A.J., and Bryant, W.R. (2000). “Stress-Strain and Strength Behavior of Marine Clays from Continental Slope, Gulf of Mexico.” Proceedings of the 14th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Austin, Texas.
  51. Silva, A. J., Baxter, C. D. P., Bryant, W., Bradshaw, A., and LaRosa, P. T. (2000). “Stress-Strain Behavior and Stress State of Gulf of Mexico Clays in Relation to Slope Processes.” Proceedings of the Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 12091, Houston, Texas.